Spirit Released Launch Day! #Giveaway

Spirit Released, Book 1 in the Whisper Cove Series, is here!!!

I’m jumping up and down with excitement to finally share Jake and Faith’s story. To celebrate, I’m hosting a Facebook Launch Party with nine other awesome authors, many who are New York Times and USA Today best sellers, National and International best sellers (check out the names below). You won’t want to miss the Facebook fun, prizes, giveaways, and books, all you have to do is follow the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/226507507543102/228003070726879/?notif_t=like  And of course, play along!

 Read Spirit Released now:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1i9KOvu  
Kobohttp://bit.ly/1nlK3l0

(And I love reviews!) (B&N, iTunes, Google Play links available soon, paperback on it’s way!)

AUTHOR LINE UP! PRIZES, GIVEAWAYS, BOOKS!

Check out the guest author line up and times (Remember these are EST):

7:00 pm: Hosting author, Cyndi Faria: Giveaway
7:15: Guest author #1 Tawny Weber: Giveaway
7:30: Guest author #2 Karin Tabke: Giveaway
7:45: Hosting author, Cyndi Faria: Giveaway
8:00: Guest author #3 Sharon Hamilton: Giveaway
8:15: Guest author #4 Kristina Mathews: Giveaway
8:30: Guest author #5 Grace Callaway: Giveaway
8:45: Hosting author, Cyndi Faria: Giveaway
9:00: Guest author #6 Virna DePaul: Giveaway
9:15: Guest author #7 Kristin Miller: Giveaway
9:30: Guest author #8 Dale Mayer: Giveaway
9:45: Guest author #9 Susan Hatler: Giveaway
10:00: Hosting author, Cyndi Faria: Final Giveaway
See you at the party!!! Cyndi
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BACK COVER BLURB:
In the sSpiritReleased 500x750easide town of Whisper Cove, a centuries’ old curse tests true love…

On her wedding day, Faith Cabrillo prepares to confess a desperate secret to her fiancé, Jake Mitchell—she’s cursed with both the ability of speaking to the dead…and never fulfilling the promise of true love. Before the truth is revealed, Jake’s life is endangered and Faith sacrifices herself to save him.

Grief-stricken, Jake refuses to accept Faith’s comatose state. His innovative research keeps Faith alive, yet he’s faced with his biggest challenge when Faith’s spirit appears with a warning that his life is still in danger. Because Jake’s a man of medicine, he denies his Faith truly exists on two planes. Until he talks to her. And holds her. And begins to hope that he’s wrong.

Will Jake’s devotion and Faith’s body and soul be forged by love’s healing power in time to stop a killer before the curse again claims Faith …this time forever?

 

Writing Process Blog Hop

 

Before I talk about my writing process, I want to say this week has been so exciting! Come Tuesday April 22nd, I’ll release my Debut novel titled, Spirit Released.

For a chance to win this beautiful locket, created by myself with the help of Origami Owl, gift cards, eBooks, and more, join the event by following this clicking here. Check Going.

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Enter the pre-party rafflecopter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card by following this clicking here.

Until Tuesday, I’ll be posting excerpts, hosting daily giveaways, and introducing you to our wonderful lineup of guest authors. Those include: Virna De Paul, Susan Hatler, Karin Tabke, Tawny Weber, Kristina Mathews, Kristin Miller, Sharon Hamilton, Grace Callaway, and Dale Mayer!

See you at the party!

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The Writing Process Blog Hop:

Asked by author Diana Mccollum to participate in a blog hop, well, I hopped right on. So thank you Diana for including me.  To find out what Diana has to say about her writing process, click here.

Questions/Answers:

What am I working on?

Right now I’m working on book 2 in the Whisper Cove Series. This is Thomas the sexy detective’s story. We’ll first meet him in Spirit Released, book 1, that releases on Tuesday, April 22!

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

This series strays away from dark and gory paranormal of vamps and weres and swings toward the more sweet but still sexy and dangerous side of the spirit world. The mystery behind the town’s curse is embedded in Native American folklore of the Ohlone people that inhabit the California coastline and the Christian settlers that founded the town. Research of the Monterey area and northward suggests spirits do exist… Along with historical conflicts between the Ohlone and Mission Settlers.

Why do I write what I do?

As a California Native who finds peace at the edge of the sea, I wanted others to experience the magic and mystery of seeing the world through both Christian and Native American lenses. Nature and natural balance has played a dynamic role in my life and has left me with questions… What if there is more than what we are told exists, what we can see?  I pity those that gazed at the horizon at the edge of the sea and believed that the world was flat, so that in sailing to the edge they’d fall to their deaths. I want to challenge such notions. And of course experience love unfolding as two souls destined for each other come together…

How does the writing process work?

Mentally, I’ve always been a daydreamer. I carry a notepad and smart phone. Should an idea pop up I’ll jot it down with the long list of others.

Over time, one of those log lines will rise to the surface of my mind. The characters will wake me in the middle of night and beg for their stories to be told. While I’m driving, entire scenes will unfold in cinematic format. Faith and Jake’s story shook me awake two years ago and never let go!

See you at the release party!

Also, if you’d like to participate in the Writing Process Blog Hop, send me a request and I’ll append to this post to keep the chain going.

Happy Easter!  Cyndi

 

 

 

Cover Reveal – Spirit Released

It’s cover reveal time and I’m super excited to share with you!

I’ve been working so hard to bring you a full length paranormal. Book one in the Whisper Cove series, titled Spirit Released, will be available on April 22nd!

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In the seaside town of Whisper Cove, a centuries’ old curse tests true love…

On her wedding day, Faith Cabrillo prepares to confess a desperate secret to her fiancé, Jake Mitchell—she’s cursed with both the ability of speaking to the dead…and never fulfilling the promise of true love. Before the truth is revealed, Jake’s life is endangered and Faith sacrifices herself to save him.

Grief-stricken, Jake refuses to accept Faith’s comatose state. His innovative research keeps Faith alive, yet he’s faced with his biggest challenge when Faith’s spirit appears with a warning that his life is still in danger. Because Jake’s a man of medicine, he denies his Faith truly exists on two planes. Until he talks to her. And holds her. And begins to hope that he’s wrong.

Will Jake’s devotion and Faith’s body and soul be forged by love’s healing power in time to stop a killer before the curse again claims Faith …this time forever?

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During the next two weeks, I’ll be either hosting or participating in blog hops, contests, and Facebook parties. As my supporters and readers, I’ll give you an opportunity via a pre-release rafflecopter to spread the word about my release on April 22nd, for a chance to win an eBook copy and more. Then on April 22, it’s FB party time!

This weeks upcoming events:

  • Monday, April 14th (8:00 am – 7:00 pm CST) via Dale Mayer’s new release celebration, there will be an awesome lineup of authors, including myself along with Cynthia Eden, Donnell Ann Bell, Virna Depaul, Marilyn Brant, Edie Ramer, Misty Evans, Robin Bielman, Jamie Lee Scott, and Michelle Diener. Join us at  http://dalemayer.com/category/blog/ (There is an event page on Facebook, if you’d like to follow along there https://www.facebook.com/events/1409988985938875/?ref_notif_type=like&source=1)
  • Rafflecopter TBA
  • Friday, April 18th I’ve been asked by author Diana McCollum to participate in a blog hop to discuss my newest work and the writing process. Find out what Diana McCollum has to say about her process at http://romancingthegenres.blogspot.com/2014/04/writing-process-blog-hop.html

Happy reading! Cyndi

Review Time – Turned by Virna DePaul #Giveaways #FF

Perfect for fans of J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath.

Virna DePaul has a way of infusing sex into every single page that I can’t turn fast enough.

4-1-14 is release day for Random House author Virna DePaul and Turned, the first book in the Belladonna Agency series. Turned is a fast paced, gritty, completely addicting, as in I-can’t-wait-to-read-book 2 (Awakened) and one of Virna’s best works.

Here’s a peek at Ty and Ana’s interaction after they’ve just met, wrestled, and Ana has disarmed the mind-reading, vampire, Ty, who is also incapable of telling a lie. Ana doesn’t know he’s a vampire nor does she know he can read her mind. Let’s read what Ty is willing to do to convince Ana to give back his gun…

“…You want me. And something tells me if I kiss you—just kiss you—you’ll tell me exactly where my gun is. What are the odds that I’m right?”

As fear drained from her body, it was replaced swiftly by anger. She felt her face flame and hated that her weakness was so transparent. Worse yet, she hated him for being witness to it. She renewed her struggles, but that didn’t stop him from lowering his lips to hers.

“Bite me,” he warned, “and I swear I’ll bite you back.”

She didn’t bite him.

She couldn’t.

She was too busy trying to stifle her every sound and every reaction to his kiss. The first touch of his cool mouth to hers seared her nerve endings, and although he kept the contact quick and gentle, she was shaking when he raised his head.

“Where’s the gun?”

She stared mutely back at him.

“You want me to kiss you again, sweetheart?”

She tried shaking her head. Wasn’t sure if she actually did. She said nothing, however, afraid if she did she’d give herself away.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

She wanted him to kiss her again. But damn if she’d tell him so.

Thankfully, he didn’t need to hear it. Lowering his head once more, he was neither quick nor gentle. This time, his touch didn’t feel cool.

This time, he opened his mouth and penetrated her with his tongue.

This time, heat swept from him into her so hot and so fast she practically ignited. She whimpered, and the sound shocked her out of her lust-induced trance. No, she thought, I won’t let this happen. I can’t.

Wrenching her mouth from his, she turned her face to the side, closed her eyes and surrendered. “Your gun’s in the cabinet under the toaster.”

Turned, by Virna DePaul, Page 29-30.

Find out what happens between Ana and Ty. Preorder here: Turned 

For a chance to win a signed print preview of Turned, the first book in the Belladonna Agency series to a US winner, 18 years or older, leave a comment about what intrigues you to read stories about sexy alpha vampires?

Want more chances to win? See blog hop details here.

Happy Reading, Cyndi Faria

Lucky 7 FB Release Party (prizes)

New Release Celebration

LUCKY 7 is an Amazon Bestseller!!!!

Lucky me, Susan Hatler, has invited me to be a guest author (10:15 pm EST)! I’ll be giving away an Amazon gift card. And there will be many more prizes, great authors, free books, and giveaways!

That’s 7 bestselling authors and 7 full-length novels for  0.99 USD. This special offer price won’t last long. You can download LUCKY 7 at any of the links: AmazoniTunesBarnes & Noble, and Kobo

Can’t wait to see you tomorrow at the LUCKY 7 Facebook Party: Here

Cyndi 

And the Winners are…

We’ve had quite a month of contests and giveaways, so I’m here to announce the WINNERS!

Congratulations to Jen Martin for winning yesterdays $10 Amazon gift card. The after Valentine’s Day Facebook party was a blast!

Woot! Donna Squaw is the winner of February 12th’s Cover Reveal post. You have the choice of receiving one of the following eBooks: Keep the Promise, Remember the Promise, or Honor the Promise.

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Way to Go!! Diana M wins the signed copy of Virna DePaul’s upcoming release Turned.

For now, I’m heading back into the writing cave and working on my next novella in the Promises Series, Share the Promise.

Happy Reading, Cyndi

Still looking for love? Party Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still looking for love? Join me and 12 other authors for a Facebook after Valentine’s Day party. There will be fun, prizes, gift cards, and best of all free books! Party starts at 11:00 am EST. My time slot is 11:40 and I’m gifting an Amazon gift card and a free book. See you there! Click here.

Honor the Promise Giveaway #Freekindle

HonorthePromise 500x750 (1)Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m feeling the love and giving away my newest release, Honor the Promise.

Hurry over to Amazon and download this sweet story of friendship, courage, and love today and tomorrow!

XO Enjoy and please share. Cyndi

Cover Reveal (giveaway) #FreeKindle

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Welcome to Safe Haven! New covers are here and they are beautiful! Last week, I worked with the very talented cover designer Elaina Lee, For The Muse Design. I wanted the covers of each of my heartwarming romances to have a more cohesive look, a brand that said sweet, flirty, and had a new adult feel. So what do you think? Leave a comment for a chance to win one of my sweet novellas of your choosing.

Also, In honor of love and Valentine’s Day, I’m putting Honor the Promise for FREE on kindle, beginning Feb 14 – 15th. Click the title or cover above to download.

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Click on any cover to be directed to Amazon’s Buy Link.  :D

Also, all eBooks are now available on B&N, iTunes, Google Play, and Kobo. Keep the Promise is now permafree at iTunes, Google Play, and Kobo. (still waiting for Amazon and B&N to price match…)

Leave a comment to win! XO Cyndi

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Turned (Book 1 of the Belladonna Series) #FF

If you’re like me and love a romance between a sexy, alpha hero and kick-ass heroine, then you’ll love Turned by Random House author Virna DePaul. Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Virna regarding her new Belladonna series.

Side note: For those of you who are unfamiliar with Virna’s books, she is the author of the FBI Para-Ops books.  Five years after the Second Civil War ends, the team combined of human and otherborn-humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA is charged with protecting both human and otherborn rights. The Belladonna series precedes this time.

So let’s hear what Virna has to say…

Question: “What inspired you to write the Belladonna series?”

Answer:  “I wanted to explore the world before the Para-Ops books, one in which vampires were just discovered and the government is faced with the possibility that they may not be monsters. At the same time, what kind of risks are humans willing to take versus what will they do to gain the upper hand? These are the very things my turned vampire hero Ty and my human heroine Ana must struggle with. How does one maintain compassion and humanity while also doing whatever it takes to survive? ”

This book is a keeper for sure! Thank you for stopping by, Virna!

Ty is one of my favorite heroes. Yes, he’s flawed, but his passion for his country, right over wrong, the woman he loves, and his desire to hold on to his humanity reigns supreme even in survival mode. Excerpt:

“With a shudder, Ty returned his attention to the man he still held. As soon as he’d bitten him, the man had gone compliantly silent and even now dangled in his arms. Ty stared at him, his previous thoughts echoing in his ears. The way he’d thought of the man as a mere human, as something weak and existing only for his own benefit, had him stumbling back, his arms falling to his sides.

The man crumpled to the ground, groaning. Blood trickled from the puncture wounds in his neck, but Ty could hear his heart thudding and his blood flowing. He was okay. Ty would leave him here, and the man would never know what had happened. At most, he’d assume he’d been so drunk he’d hallucinated a feral monster attacking him . . .

Shakily, Ty swiped his sleeve across his mouth, noting the light streaks of blood there. He expected himself to throw up, because his thoughts had indeed sickened him. Instead of puking his guts out, however, he felt a renewed energy and vitality zipping through his veins. His senses, already heightened, became even more acute. This was what was intoxicating. Addicting. Even more than the taste of the blood itself, how could anyone resist this feeling of strength? Of sheer power?

He could feel the moisture in the air changing, telling him it would rain before dawn. He could see the fleas on the cat that balanced on a Dumpster thirty feet away.

And he could smell . . .

He took a deeper breath.

He could smell someone approaching. His mind screamed at him to run. With a final glance at the homeless man he’d terrorized and a muttered curse, Ty obeyed. Strengthened by the blood he ran fast. Past his flat. Past Ana’s house. Past anything resembling a residential neighborhood until he came upon a remote warehouse. He jumped the fence and found an unlocked door. As he stepped inside, the cool, dark air welcomed him like a mother’s embrace. Leaning against an interior wall, he sank to the cold concrete floor. Closing his eyes, he cursed what he’d become.

What he’d lost.

Not just his humanity. Not just his chance to have a relationship with a human female like Ana.

He’d lost the only family he had left. His sister, Naomi. She was dead because of him.”

Cyndi here…

Awe… Poor Ty. The only comfort he could find was darkness and a cold concrete floor, while amidst his staggering blame.

Meet Ana. She’s strong. A survivor. She see’s in Ty what he has yet to recognize in himself. This softens her tough exterior, but at the same time her own weaknesses surfaces. Here’s what she does about that :

“Ty seemed oblivious to her presence.

Gritting her teeth, she reached out and touched his arm. “Ty.”

His head snapped up at her touch. His mouth was closed and she couldn’t see his fangs, but the lower part of his face was still smeared with blood. Louis’s blood. The feral look in Ty’s eyes terrified her. But as she stared at him, she saw the intensity of his regret. She saw his humanity.

Her fear and panic didn’t go away but it did subside.

Swallowing hard, she felt him shake even harder. She squeezed his arm in what she hoped he’d interpret as a reassuring gesture. “Ty, está bien,” she said. “It’s okay.”

“No,” he choked out. “This is what I am now. A monster. A freak.”

It was exactly what she’d thought about him, but she protested anyway. “You’re not a monster. Louis came after us. And you saved me. You saved both of us.”

He didn’t say anything more. Turning his face toward the wall again, he shook and shook. Somehow, before she knew what she was doing, she had her arms around him and exactly as she’d wanted to for so long. She was finally comforting him.

And he let her.

Slowly, his shaking lessened.

She started to pull away. In response, Ty wrapped his own arms around her, pulling her even closer into his embrace. “No. Please. Don’t go.”

He sounded so vulnerable, though he wasn’t. Still, his raw plea awakened long-ago emotions in her, ones she had never wanted to relive. The memories were unbearable.

Gloria had clung to her when she’d crawled into Ana’s bed at night, begging her to keep her safe from the monsters—the ones in the closet, the ones on the street, the ones that their mother brought home with her.

She’d always told Gloria she’d protect her. That she’d keep the monsters away. She wanted to tell Ty the same thing, but she couldn’t. In the end, she hadn’t been able to protect Gloria. Ty knew that. He would come to his senses, ashamed of his moment of weakness.

He was the strong one. Not her. She pulled away again.

“I have to go,” she insisted. “Debemos ir, Ty. Back to Belladonna.”

Cyndi again…

Thank goodness this is ROMANCE! Virna DePaul is champion of romantic conflict that keeps us rooting for the couple until the very end. So hold your breath and seat for an incredibly smokin’ hot and sexy ride!

To pre-order click  Turned